1 March 2017

As America and parts of Europe turn inward and shut their doors to immigrants and free trade, Canada stands poised to benefit from its diversity and its policies of inclusion. But it is not enough to reap the dividends that come from attracting highly skilled immigrants: Canada must also demonstrate how opening ourselves to the world benefits everyone. In the 24 February edition of the Vancouver Sun, 2015 fellow Bessma Momani and 2015 mentor Jillian Stirk comment the findings of The Pluralism Project, a year-long, Foundation-supported study during which they conducted statistical research and consulted the business community to explore the link between a diverse workforce and economic returns. 

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Bessma Momani

Professor Bessma Momani is an expert on global economic governance issues, Canadian foreign policy, Arab Spring, Arab Canadians and Arab youth.

2015 Fellows

Jillian Stirk

Retired after 30 years of service in the foreign service, she brings strategic expertise in foreign policy and multilateral negotiations.

2015 Mentors